Throughout history, there have been many women directors who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female directors such as Natalie Portman, Elizabeth Banks, Jodie Foster, Lucy Liu, Kathy Bates.The women directors featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & Australia and many more countries.
Brie LarsonBrie Larson
01 October 1989, American
Actress
Natalie PortmanNatalie Portman
09 June 1981, Israeli, American
Actress, Producer, Director

Karen GillanKaren Gillan
28 November 1987, British
Actress

Courteney CoxCourteney Cox
15 June 1964, American
Actress

Elizabeth BanksElizabeth Banks
10 February 1974, American
Actress, Producer and Director

Laura DernLaura Dern
10 February 1967, American
Actress, Director
Rosario DawsonRosario Dawson
09 May 1979, American
Actress

Jodie FosterJodie Foster
19 November 1962, American
Actress & Director

Lucy LiuLucy Liu
02 December 1968, American
Actress

Meg RyanMeg Ryan
19 November 1961, American
Actress
Sondra LockeSondra Locke
28 May 1944, American
Actress

Kathy BatesKathy Bates
28 June 1948, American
Actress and film director
Melissa GilbertMelissa Gilbert
08 May 1964, American
Actress

Sofia CoppolaSofia Coppola
14 May 1971, American
Director

Sosie BaconSosie Bacon
15 March 1992, American
Actress
Teri HatcherTeri Hatcher
08 December 1964, American
Actress

Sophie HunterSophie Hunter
16 March 1978, British
Theatre Director
Roseanne BarrRoseanne Barr
03 November 1952, American
Comedian, Actor, TV Producer

Diane LaddDiane Ladd
29 November 1932, American
Actress

Bonnie WrightBonnie Wright
17 February 1991, British
Actress
Lisa NiemiLisa Niemi
26 May 1956, American
Actress, Director

Maggie CareyMaggie Carey
1975 AD, American
Director
Sophie MarceauSophie Marceau
17 November 1966, French
Actress, Screenwriter, Director

Susan SontagSusan Sontag
16 January 1933, American
 

Alexandra HedisonAlexandra Hedison
10 July 1969, American
Photographer, Actress, Director

Mélanie LaurentMélanie Laurent
21 February 1983, French
Actress, Director
Nora EphronNora Ephron
19 May 1941, American
Screenwriter, Producer, Director
Elizabeth PeñaElizabeth Peña
23 September 1959, Cuban, American
Actress

Tilda Cobham-HerveyTilda Cobham-Hervey
31 August 1994, Australian
Actress

Nia VardalosNia Vardalos
24 September 1962, Canadian
Actress, Screenwriter, Producer, Singer

Katherine HelmondKatherine Helmond
05 July 1929, American
Actress
Roxann DawsonRoxann Dawson
11 September 1958, American
Actress

Jocelyn TowneJocelyn Towne
30 June 1976, American
Actress

Francesca GregoriniFrancesca Gregorini
07 August 1968, Italian, American
Film Director

Danielle HarrisDanielle Harris
01 June 1977, American
Actress

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Tosca MuskTosca Musk
20 July 1974, Canadian, South African
Filmmaker, Entrepreneur
Rebecca MillerRebecca Miller
15 September 1962, American
Director, Actress

Jane WagnerJane Wagner
26 February 1935, American
Director
Tasha SmithTasha Smith
28 February 1971, American
Actress

Katie AseltonKatie Aselton
01 October 1978, American
Actress

Ally WalkerAlly Walker
25 August 1961, American
Actress
Dinah ManoffDinah Manoff
25 January 1958, American
Actress

Zhao WeiZhao Wei
12 March 1976, Chinese
Actress
Abigail HopkinsAbigail Hopkins
20 August 1968, British
Singer-songwriter

Julie WarnerJulie Warner
09 February 1965, American
Actress

Rebecca SugarRebecca Sugar
09 July 1987, American
Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and

Ellen MuthEllen Muth
06 March 1981, American
Actress

Tricia Leigh FisherTricia Leigh Fisher
26 December 1968, American
Actress
Susan FlannerySusan Flannery
31 July 1939, American
Actress

Leslie HopeLeslie Hope
06 May 1965, Canadian
Actress

Nancy KwanNancy Kwan
19 May 1939, Hong Konger, American
Actress

Marjane Satrapi Marjane Satrapi
22 November 1969, French, Iranian
Graphic Novelist
Shanelle WorkmanShanelle Workman
03 August 1978, American
Actress

Nadira BabbarNadira Babbar
20 January 1948, Indian
Theater Artist
Jennifer FinniganJennifer Finnigan
22 August 1979, Canadian
Actress

Stella AdlerStella Adler
10 February 1901, American
American Actress & Acting Teacher

Mary NighyMary Nighy
17 July 1984, British
Actress
Milena GovichMilena Govich
29 October 1976, American
Actress

Lizzie BrocheréLizzie Brocheré
22 March 1985, French
Actress
Catherine ShepherdCatherine Shepherd
16 September 1975, British
Actress

Charlotte DeanCharlotte Dean
29 September 1982, American
Illustrator, Visual Artist

Mrunmayee LagooMrunmayee Lagoo
 , Indian
Actress, Assistant Director, Script Supervisor
Lauren ParsekianLauren Parsekian
08 December 1986, American
Director, Activist, Actress

Erica SchmidtErica Schmidt
08 June 1975, American
Actress, Director
Stephanie SoechtigStephanie Soechtig
 , American
Film Director

Jessica WeixlerJessica Weixler
08 June 1981, American
Actress

Vanessa VadimVanessa Vadim
28 September 1968, French, American
Film Director, Daughter of Jane Fonda

Ava DuVernayAva DuVernay
24 August 1972, American
American director
Lea ThompsonLea Thompson
31 May 1961, American
Actress
Penny MarshallPenny Marshall
15 October 1943, American
Actress

Kathryn BigelowKathryn Bigelow
1951 AD, American
Filmmaker, Screenwriter

Justine BatemanJustine Bateman
19 February 1966, American
Writer

Nina HartleyNina Hartley
11 March 1959, American
Actress
Farah KhanFarah Khan
09 January 1965, Indian
Director

Casper Van DienCasper Van Dien
31 May 1968, American
Actor

Rachel WardRachel Ward
12 September 1957, Australian, British
Actress

Joey Lauren AdamsJoey Lauren Adams
09 January 1968, American
Actress

Claire DenisClaire Denis
21 April 1946, French
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, University
Leni RiefenstahlLeni Riefenstahl
22 August 1902, German
Film director, Actor, Photographer, Film producer,

Tracey UllmanTracey Ullman
30 December 1959, British, American
Actress
JoBeth WilliamsJoBeth Williams
06 December 1948, American
Actress

Hiam AbbassHiam Abbass
30 November 1960, French, Israeli
Actor, Film director, Photographer, Screenwriter,

Illeana DouglasIlleana Douglas
25 July 1965, American
Actress
Andrea ArnoldAndrea Arnold
05 April 1961, British
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter

Mira NairMira Nair
15 October 1957, Indian
Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter
Deepa MehtaDeepa Mehta
01 January 1950, Indian
Film director, Screenwriter

Sophie FiennesSophie Fiennes
12 February 1967, British
Film director, Film producer

Juliet AndersonJuliet Anderson
23 July 1938
Actress

Lynne RamsayLynne Ramsay
05 December 1969, British
Film director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer, Film
Jane CampionJane Campion
30 April 1954, New Zealander
Screenwriter, Film director, Actor

Niki CaroNiki Caro
1967 AD, New Zealander
screenwriter, film director
Mary HarronMary Harron
12 January 1953, Canadian
Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter

Chantal AkermanChantal Akerman
06 June 1950, Belgian
Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Film producer,

Julie TaymorJulie Taymor
15 December 1952, American
film director, screenwriter, costume designer,

Pernilla AugustPernilla August
13 February 1958, Swedish
Actor, Film director, Screenwriter, Director
Mireille DarcMireille Darc
15 May 1938, French
Actor, Model, Director